The teaser has been released for the new Disney+ special, Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, With Dave Letterman. Rolling Stone reported the show will premiere on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th — the same day U2‘s new album of songs reimagined from their catalogue, named Songs Of Surrender is also released. The doc, which spotlights the U2 leaders heading back home to Dublin, Ireland marks the legendary TV host’s first trip to the country.
The special was directed by Morgan Neville, best known for his documentaries 20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.
Letterman joked in the doc’s official statement, writing, “Recently, I won a radio contest. Winner gets to visit Dublin with Bono and The Edge (radio contest part not true, but I feel like a winner). They showed me around, introduced me to their musician friends, and performed some of their greatest songs in a small theater. It’s a great tour. Get in touch with them — I’m told there are still availabilities. I’m the luckiest man on the planet. (There are no availabilities).”
The Edge explained that ultimately with U2, the more things change, the more they stay the same: [“That’s the thing about a band, you get together at age 17, 18 — you all decide you wanna do the same thing, which is make music together, and then the years go by but you kinda still kind of maintain that same dynamic and it’s, it’s remarkable not so much what’s changed over the years, but how little has changed over the years. Y’know, when we get into the studio, it still feels like we’re making our first album. It’s that same sort of intensity and combines with ambition and a little bit of desperation, as well. And you really just wanna give it your best, and nothing really much has changed over the years.”] SOUNDCUE (:30 OC: . . . over the years)